For Prospective Students

In this section, you can find information about the admissions process and requirements, and guides that will assist students through the expectations and graduation requirements of our educational programs. You can find tools for academic success, information about professional and student materials science organizations, and related academic programs.



Undergraduate PreMajor Information


Why Study Materials Science?


Careers in Materials Science


Information for Prospective Undergraduate Students


Information for Prospective Graduate Students


Information for Middle & High School Students


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       UG Handbook             GRAD Handbook    


See also College of Engineering Links:

For information about applying to the UW and MSE, see these pages on the College of Engineering Web site:


Contact Us

Undergrad Academic Adviser
Sandra Maddox
302A Roberts Hall
(206) 616-6581

Graduate Academic Adviser
302 Roberts Hall
(206) 543-2740